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2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop feat. Coffee Loving Critters


What’s better than coffee? Cute critters drinking coffee! In fact, Evelin T Designs has a stamp set by that exact name that has recently been restocked – the adorable Coffee Loving Critters (also available at EH | SSS)! My card features the adorable kitty from that set, enjoying her latte in a pink mug with some catnip by her side. LOL

The sentiment is also from Coffee Loving Critters, the little plant is from All Hallow’s Cuteness (also available at EH | SSS) and the banner is from Framed, a stamp and die set that Evelin designed for Winnie & Walter. Unfortunately, Winnie & Walter is no longer in business but you might be able to find a secondhand set somewhere out in the crafty universe.

To make this card, I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp all the images. I created masks to protect all the images, stamping the kitty first, then the plant and finally the banner. I left the masks in place so I could ink blend the background with four Simon Hurley create inks. After blending, I splattered the background with water, white mist and shimmer mist.

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coffee + you = happiness

 
Hey, it’s Amy and I’m super excited to share a couple of cards that I made with the Coffee Art set.
 
 
 
These cards are super tiny, 2.75 x 4.25.  I wanted them to be smaller to be able to let the design really take over.   
 
Are you team coffee or tea?  I’m both.  I wanted to use that tea bag image so I just die cut a super old to go cup and embellished it with the stamp.  
 
 
Did you know that there is such a thing as Coffee Singles packaged like a tea bag?  I picked up some  and will tuck in the card and send one each to each of my kids.

 
 
That’s it for me, I hope you have an amazing week!
 

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Smell the Coffee….

Hello sweet Evelin T. Designs friends. Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card created using Evelin T. Designs: Coffee Loving Critters and Evergreen Foliage stamp sets
I used a stencil and Ranger oxide inks to create this fun background. You can really use any stencil you like to create a colorful filled background. 
I stamped out these lovely leaves on some colorful card-stock. I fussy cut them and added them to my card using foam adhesives to give it a little dimension. Next I stamped this adorable cat drinking coffee and colored with Copic sketch markers. Finishing up with stamping the sentiment and cutting in half so I can add it on both sides of the image. 
I added some Copic opaque, just because I love how it highlights the background a bit more. 
That is all for today. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Evelin T. Designs stamping.
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Home to Your Heart | Bible Journaling | Patricia

Hello Evelin T Friends!  I am still a non-essential employee and hoping work will be back soon.  But I feel like even though we are having to stay home, I feel like I’m maybe trying to go through the checklist of to-do’s to make everything feel more normal.  So the other day I went and sat outside by myself and had some quiet time, and then came inside to do some journaling.  Even though I love Bible journaling, I tend to do more of it in devotionals like this one from Illustrated Faith.
I started by adding one of the leafy images from the Fun in the Snow stamp set all around in different directions using Staz-On ink, then I continued to add more from that stamp set as well as Coffee Art and Good Tidings to You.
For the stamping of ‘choose,’ I trimmed the ‘choose coffee’ sentiment from the Coffee Art stamp set to be able to create repetitive stamping.  This is more like art journaling as well, so it is playtime I needed plus quiet time.  I started playing with that heart swirl latte image from Coffee Art to give it a completely different look.  After the stamping was done, I added watercolors to the images and to the area to handwrite journaling.  Then I finished this off with adding stickers and die cuts.
Hope everyone is well and hopefully this inspires you to also have some quiet, creative time for yourself. <3
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Wishing…

Hello Evelin T. Design Friends… Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card created using the very cute Sneaky Kitties stamp set
This set is so fun to color. I used Copic sketch markers and added a little white gel pen here and there. 
I love beach themed cards so I thought this was perfect for created such a card. It reminds me of Hawaii with all the leaves and then I used this fun die to add the palm trees. I fussy cut around the image to give it some dimension. 
The background was created using Ranger oxide inks and a splashed a little water to get the texture. Finishing up with stamping this fun sentiment. 
That is all for today.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Memory Planner with Patricia

Hello Evelin T Design Friends.  I truly hope everyone is well during this time.  I hope creating cards, or just stamping and coloring is good therapy for you right now!  This difficult time we are going through reminds me of the difficult time of going through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  That time period pushed me into my love of being crafty where my creative journey began.  So the difference from that circumstance to this one is I want to document it creatively, even though I do have to push myself to take photos 😉  This time has pushed me to go back to my Memory Planner love.  I will admit I gave it up because I could not keep up, but I realize how important it is to do.  Today, I’m using the Coffee Art stamp set to document the first week at home.

I first start by adding photos for each day, trimming cards and adding journaling, and then adding stamping.  In this case, I wanted to emphasize the coffee cups from the stamp set.  To me it really means home and even more so since coffee really helps to relax me and need it right now!

I didn’t add any coloring to the stamped images.  I wanted to create a clean look to the spread and add embellishments to them.  One way I used the coffee cups the most was to do a partial stamping in the rectangles for the day.  Then for the sentiments from the stamp set, I added them to the rectangles and die cuts.

The ‘Hallo There!’ and ‘Smile’ are perfect for these spots above, and the leaf image from the set, frames the rectangle and the circle chipboard.

Once my days were filled in, I go back go the first page and add more journaling and stamping (kind of like my title).  Along with my die cuts and stamping the month, I added another coffee cup image from the stamp set and filled it with hearts!  

Thank you for stopping by and prayers for health for everyone!

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Coffee Art Trio

Hey you!  It’s Amy here with a card trio that came together super quick.  Here’s a peek at the set:
I spotted THIS sketch and decided I should use some of the paper pads that I recently purchased to make a quick card set.  The main images I used are from the Coffee Art set.  What makes things easier for me is to keep the same overall color palette in all of the cards that I am creating.
It goes without saying that using the same card design makes it super easy too!  Less of a thought process.  I cut 4 panels from one paper pad and mixed and matched the patterns.  This sentiment, Wishing You’re Here,  is from the Sneaky Kitties set.  With our state in Stay Home mode until at least May 4th, I’ll be sending this one to my girl.  I miss her and she loves plants and coffee.
This card with the green foliage strip has a sentiment from the same set as the coffee cup, Coffee Art.
In an effort to make my designs postal friendly, there is no foam adhesive.  Oh boy, that’s a challenge for me.  Those ‘enamel dots’ are actually called ‘puffy dots’ and are squishy as opposed to the traditional enamel dots.
This is my final design.  I’m a sucker for gingham.  This sentiment is from the Evergreen Foliage set.
That’s it for me!  Stay Safe!
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Better than People

Hey Happy Monday!  It’s Amy here sharing a card duo that features Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.  I originally was only planning on doing the A2 sized one but spotted a scrap 4.25 x 4.25 inch coral cardstock base so decided to do a fun version.  First up is the A2 one:

I was super pleased when I could get that rabbit [Coffee Loving Critters] to perch on top of the stack of books [Reading Buddies].

I wanted to keep the overall design very clean + crisp.  The sentiment is perfect for what we are currently facing around the world and to keep the social distancing on topic.

I’m especially happy when I can design a postal friendly design…no bumps!

My second design is really just the same as my first but smaller 4.25×4.25 and a bit cheekier.

I combined sentiments from Reading Buddies and Coffee Loving Critters.

I love how fun this turned out.  It will be going to a coffee loving friend.

Stay well everyone!

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Coffee Gift Card Rolodex with Patricia

Hello Everyone!  So excited to back again to share a project with you that actually combines creativity with a necessity…well maybe not a necessity.  Being a memory keeper, I love to put the Starbuck’s gift cards within my memory keeping.  Unfortunately, that does not always happen…oops!  As I was cleaning up recently, I came across all of these cards.  I couldn’t throw them out!  My original idea was a mini album, but then I remembered this old Heidi Swapp Rolodex…PERFECT!

So combining some creativity with my stash and the Coffee Art stamp set, I started decorating pages to insert into the rolodex.  For the Starbuck’s cards, I made sure they were all uploaded to my app, and then added them to some of the cards.  I have a punch and a die cut to fit the rolodex, but neither would be strong enough to go through the plastic cards, but if you do, that would be great!

Some of my cards are small like this Greatest Mom and the hearts, so really do love them adhered directly to a card.  For the images, I have several colored mostly on white cardstock using the Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils.  And that little blue banner, I embossed the coffee beans in white and stamped the sentiment in black.

Once I started to get into a routine, I found different ways to add images or sentiments to each card.  I used the leaf image with the bunny…so cute!

On this one card with all of the heart cards, I didn’t add stamping.  I wasn’t sure how I wanted to add them, but since I had so many from previous years, I added three to a card and just added enamel dots around them.  For the newest heart from this year, I added a stamped coffee cup with the tea bag that I masked and colored with the Polychromos pencils.  Even though I usually get coffee with these cards, I am a huge tea lover as well!

I really didn’t have too many cards, but something I may do as they build is create a divider for the seasons.  For now they blend…  Such a fun creative outlet.  I added fussy cutting, a die cut heart, and another colored cup with a masked tea bag to the back of this clear card.

I think this might be one of my favorites combing a gift card and the stamping!  I adhered the card to pattern paper, added the stamped sentiments, and foam adhered the hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate that I stamped onto grey cardstock and colored with the Polychromos pencils…so fun!

These last two cards don’t have as much stamping, but the sentiments are perfect on each one!

Love how this came out and excited to see it build!  Hope this gives you an idea of what to do with your gift cards using the Coffee Art stamp set!!

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Reading Love…

Happy March everyone… Annette Allen here with you today to share a little reading love.

Today I am sharing a card I created using Evelin T. Designs: Alpha Blocks and Reading Buddies.

I love how fun these stamps are to mix together. These Block Letters go perfect with this Reading Buddies set. Reading… letters… right? I was going to color the letters but ending up leaving them just because it really did remind me of reading. It’s like when you open a book and see all the words on white backing.

I also wanted to have one of the cute critters so I colored these adorable bear with Copic Sketch makers and added him to my card using Scotch foam adhesives to give him some dimension. Finishing up with stamping this fun sentiment.

Totally simple card to recreate with just a hint of coloring. I went with easter colors. I know it is not until April but I am in just that kind of mood. You could go wild with color on this card. Give it a try with any of Evelin T. Designs Stamps… Make sure to share them on social media and tag #evelintdesigns so we can see them.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an awesome day!